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pair of beaded moccasins
  • Kiowa peoples
  • pair of beaded moccasins, late 1800s–1996
  • Where object was made: Great Plains, United States
  • buckskin, rawhide, pigment, beading
  • Object Height/Width/Length: a 7 x 9.5 x 42 cm length does include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: a 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 16 1/2 in length does include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 7 x 8.5 x 42.5 cm length does include fringe
    Object Height/Width/Length: b 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 16 3/4 in length does include fringe
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3799.a,b
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The pair of buckskin moccasins has rawhide soles. They are colored yellow with long fringe at the back seam and on the lateral portion of the top. The ankle flaps are divided to fall open in the back. The ankle flaps are edged with white beads. The beading along the front 2/3 of the shoe and two thin strips down the top of the shoe have a wide red zigzag. There are pink triangles with a dark blue outline or a yellow stepped triangle with medium blue filler and pink outine in the negative spaces. There is light blue and white along the edges of the red. The small beaded medallion at the base of the tongue has a dark blue center, then a band of pink, then red and a wavy band of dark blue.